Design is ever-changing. For the ninth consecutive year, the Shaw Contract Group Design Is…Award honours the architects and interior designers that continue to redefine what design is and the impact it has in our lives. Design firms may enter their projects online through Feb. 28.
The Shaw Contract Group Design Is…Award is a leading competition that asks entrants to define design through the challenges, process and results of their projects. Entries will be judged by distinguished members of the design community across all market segments. This year’s program will continue with market awards, of which the winners represent the highest caliber within an industry segment. The market award winners will move on to the global award program and People’s Choice voting later in the year.
“The Design Is… Award continues to champion design excellence across market segments and around the world.” says John Stephens, VP of marketing for Shaw Contract Group. “We honour these projects that achieve both human and business goals in ways that represent the best practices in global design.”
Shaw Contract Group will promote global winners through marketing materials, media outreach and an advertisement campaign in leading A&D publications. In addition, winning firms receive $2,000 to donate to the school or organization of their choice.
Since 2006, Shaw Contract Group had donated over $80,000 through the Design Is…Award to support design education and social responsibility, all in the name of the winning firms. In the last eight years, more than 1,700 entries have been submitted from 31 countries around the world.
Because carpet is only part of the project, the overall design space is considered. All design projects using Shaw Contract Group, Shaw Hospitality Group and Shaw Hard Surface products, completed between February 2012 and February 2014, are eligible.
To enter, visit http://www.shawcontractgroup.com/designIs/entry
ABOUT SHAW CONTRACT GROUP
A leading global floor covering brand, Shaw Contract Group defines design through not only by great appearance, but also performance and sustainability. Its cradle-to-cradle products perform in commercial spaces around the world, and can be endlessly reclaimed and recycled into new high-performance product. Shaw Contract Group has received Best of NeoCon awards for its carpet collections every year since 2002; was rated “best overall business experience” by facility managers and designers; and was recognized among Contract magazine’s top ten “Brands that Inspire.” A brand of Shaw Industries, Shaw Contract Group combines the expertise of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer with the financial stability of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. For more information, visit shawcontractgroup.com.